Puerto Rico Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2021 was 3,054,454, a 0.54% decline from 2020.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2020 was 3,070,896, a 2.76% increase from 2019.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2019 was 2,988,531, a 0.01% increase from 2018.
  • Puerto Rico urban population for 2018 was 2,988,277, a 3.98% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
Puerto Rico Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 3,054,454 93.59 -0.54%
2020 3,070,896 93.58 2.72%
2019 2,988,531 93.58 0.01%
2018 2,988,277 93.58 -4.06%
2017 3,112,035 93.59 -2.43%
2016 3,188,713 93.60 -1.96%
2015 3,251,779 93.62 -1.79%
2014 3,310,445 93.65 -1.67%
2013 3,366,210 93.69 -1.19%
2012 3,406,460 93.73 -1.26%
2011 3,449,657 93.77 -1.21%
2010 3,491,721 93.83 -0.57%
2009 3,511,647 93.88 -0.61%
2008 3,533,033 93.94 -0.65%
2007 3,555,977 94.00 -0.65%
2006 3,579,032 94.06 -0.48%
2005 3,596,360 94.11 -0.20%
2004 3,603,694 94.17 -0.04%
2003 3,605,100 94.22 0.01%
2002 3,604,909 94.28 0.07%
2001 3,602,364 94.33 0.16%
2000 3,596,716 94.39 0.37%
1999 3,583,400 94.30 0.65%
1998 3,560,323 94.16 0.72%
1997 3,534,616 94.02 1.08%
1996 3,496,557 93.88 1.28%
1995 3,452,136 93.73 1.09%
1994 3,414,883 93.58 1.09%
1993 3,377,742 93.42 1.01%
1992 3,343,786 93.27 0.82%
1991 3,316,538 93.11 0.88%
1990 3,287,359 92.94 2.00%
1989 3,222,218 91.92 2.56%
1988 3,140,855 90.41 2.88%
1987 3,051,544 88.66 3.25%
1986 2,953,935 86.64 3.67%
1985 2,847,385 84.32 4.15%
1984 2,731,668 81.68 4.70%
1983 2,606,230 78.71 5.31%
1982 2,471,396 75.41 6.01%
1981 2,327,244 71.77 6.78%
1980 2,174,790 67.84 3.66%
1979 2,096,577 66.18 2.50%
1978 2,044,764 65.34 2.62%
1977 1,991,958 64.49 2.80%
1976 1,937,017 63.64 3.02%
1975 1,879,334 62.77 3.25%
1974 1,819,309 61.90 3.52%
1973 1,756,462 61.01 3.62%
1972 1,693,932 60.13 3.48%
1971 1,636,045 59.23 3.15%
1970 1,585,355 58.33 3.42%
1969 1,532,032 57.08 3.26%
1968 1,482,823 55.70 3.14%
1967 1,436,971 54.31 3.38%
1966 1,389,174 52.92 3.86%
1965 1,336,533 51.52 4.30%
1964 1,280,251 50.13 4.80%
1963 1,220,307 48.72 5.10%
1962 1,159,664 47.33 5.08%
1961 1,102,264 45.93 4.82%
1960 1,050,418 44.55 %